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Laboratory Technical Coordinator

CHI Saint Joseph Health System Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

The posted compensation range of $29.02 - $42.08 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2024-366824 Employment Type Full Time Department Laboratory Services Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Days Remote No Category Laboratory

Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433-bed facility located in Lexington Kentucky. Founded in 1877 a small group of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky led by Sister Euphrasia Stafford began their health ministry. Their mission was to provide compassionate care to the poor and underserved – a tradition still carried out today. Saint Joseph Hospital primarily serves central and eastern Kentucky with a full range of services including distinguished awards for cardiology orthopedics and stroke care. CHI Saint Joseph Health supports 5000 active employees 8 hospitals specialty clinics and a Medical Group with more than 200 locations across Central and Eastern KY. CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


***This position will be in the Blood Bank Section***

***Candidate needs to be experienced with Haemonetics SafeTrace system and Epic Beaker***

Job Summary / Purpose

Oversees laboratory personnel and operations in one or more laboratory sections to ensure compliance and quality in accordance with laboratory work process. Responsible for the technical and scientific oversight of the clinical laboratory department.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Coaches laboratory personnel to train for adherence to relevant policies and ethics 
  2. Oversees most laboratory day-to-day operations and exercises authority over operational decisions 
  3. Analyzes and interprets laboratory results in accordance with established laboratory work processes 
  4. Administers laboratory inventories such as supplies, equipment and consumables 
  5. Assists with selection of test methodology that is appropriate for the clinical use of the test results 
  6. Verification of the test procedures performed and establishment of the laboratory's test performance characteristics, including the precision and accuracy of each test and test system
  7. Performance within an HHS approved proficiency testing program commensurate with the services offered
  8. Administration of  a quality control program appropriate for the testing performed and establishing the parameters for acceptable levels of analytic performance and ensuring that these levels are maintained throughout the entire testing process from the initial receipt of the specimen, through sample analysis and reporting of test results
  9. Trains staff in and assists with the resolution of technical problems and ensuring that remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications
  10. Ensuring that patient test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is functioning properly
  11. Identifying training needs and assuring that each individual performing tests receives regular in-service training and education appropriate for the type and complexity of the laboratory services performed
  12. Qualify and function as the CLIA defined Technical Consultant. Evaluating the competency of all testing personnel and assuring that the staff maintain their competency to perform test procedures and report test results promptly, accurately and proficiently

The job summary and responsibilities listed above are designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed within this job. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all job responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job. Employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned.


Required Education

Bachelor of Science degree in a chemical or biological science as defined by CLIA.

Required experience

2 years clinical lab experience in the designed lab area/speciality

Preferred licensure and certifications

MT or CLS or MLS certification, ASCP or equivalent 

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Training

Skilled multi-tasker, clear communicator, and active listener who knows the right questions to in order to understand the teams’ needs.


While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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